close Video Can GOP and Democrats reach compromise on school safety? New fallout over White House school safety plan which doesn't raise age limit for rifle purchases. Once again the country is dealing with the aftermath of another mass shooting and in the midst of a national debate about the best way to keep children safe at school. At the forefront of our national consciousness are mass shootings like the one last month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that led survivors of the shooting to organize Saturday’s March for Our Lives, a nationwide protest. In Parkland, a former student shot and killed 17 people on campus on Valentine’s Day. Since 1996 there have been eight mass shootings at schools, defined as incidents involving more than four deaths, excluding the assailant. While the focus on mass shootings is warranted, it may eclipse the more common forms of violence students face. Every year about three out of four public … [Read more...] about How can the US do a better job of keeping kids safe at school?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Pennsylvania school district: Intruders 'will be stoned' by students armed with rocks Every classroom in the Blue Mountain School District has a 5-gallon bucket of rocks that students could “chuck” at a school shooter, if need be. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 3 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs USA Today Network Joel Shannon, York (Pa.) Daily Record Published 10:38 p.m. ET March 23, 2018 | Updated 10:38 p.m. ET March 23, 2018 CLOSE A local school superintendent in Pa. has testified to state lawmakers that students in his district have rocks in their classroom that could be used as a last resort against a school shooter. … [Read more...] about Pennsylvania school district: Intruders ‘will be stoned’ by students armed with rocks
Tennessee's "In God We Trust" bill to require public schools to prominently display the national motto was passed by lawmakers. It would take effect immediately if Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signs it. The measure requires schools to display the motto in a prominent location, either as a plaque, artwork, or in some other form. Whether this motto represents an unconstitutional government endorsement of religion is a question that has invited legal challenges in other states with similar laws. But the bill's sponsor, Republican Rep. Susan Lynn, says the "motto and founding documents are the cornerstone of freedom and we should teach our children about these things." … [Read more...] about Tennessee ‘In God We Trust’ School Bill Passed by Lawmakers
The terrifying increase in school shootings has opened up debates on gun control, treating mental health issues, and improving systems that prevent the unlawful purchase of firearms. The National Rifle Association has gone a step further with safety tips to deter a potential assailant’s entry onto school grounds and prepare school employees for such incidents. The NRA’s National School Shield program offers advice on protecting children in schools and includes proper infrastructure and training of school personnel. The recent massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, has brought the issue once again to the forefront. However, the chances of a school shooting still remain low in the U.S. FREE Offer: Tell Flag-Burners and National Anthem Protesters How You Really Feel These seven school safety tips from the NRA could help save lives by preventing shootings or dealing with the distressing situation of a potential shooter on campus: 1. Single … [Read more...] about 7 School Safety Tips From the NRA
By Kelly Puente | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: March 23, 2018 at 4:26 pm | UPDATED: March 23, 2018 at 11:08 pm When a shooter killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012, schools across the country beefed up security and safety measures. Santa Ana Unified, one of the state’s few school districts with its own police department, sent officers to a debriefing in Connecticut to learn from the tragedy. “One lesson we learned from Sandy Hook was that teachers, when they couldn’t run and couldn’t hide, lost their lives,” Chief Anastasia Smith said. The district made a video, “Active Shooter Response Protocols: RUN HIDE FIGHT,” which shows possible ways to fight back or to distract a shooter. Now, in the wake of last month’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, districts are once again reviewing safety procedures and considering changes while reassuring jittery parents that their children are … [Read more...] about Long Beach Unified and other Southern California school districts consider safety changes in wake of Florida shooting